Massive historical transformations, by dint of their scale and waves of consequences that ripple across time and space, are difficult to grasp without an effective point of entry. Consider, for instance, the literally unimaginable amount of knowledge — of self-knowledge — lost to the Atlantic slave trade: the family names, lore, languages, and foods, of which the diaspora retains powerful traces and iterations.
Much as these traditions survived from person to person and community to community, sometimes the vastness of what was lost is, paradoxically, accessed by drilling down into the most personal elements of a history. The visual artist and filmmaker Monique Muse Dodd takes on these themes of memory and forgetting via (Re) mnants, an interactive digital media installation “chronicling [her] journey into her ancestral and spiritual heritage.”
A film, an installation, and an act of art and ritual, Muse’s work creates a “portal for participants to cross a boundary between the imagined and the biographical, the physical and the spiritual, the living and the ancestors.”
Thursday through Sunday, Flux Factory hosts performances, offers a family gumbo, presents quilts, and holds an artist talk and closing party, all part of a ritual of “memorial and a rebirth.”
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
Let’s be honest: On a best bathrooms list, no one wants to be number two.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
The absence of an explicit framing of American art, in all of its diversity, as a visual culture of empire distorts and hampers our ability to understand — and reimagine — our social world.
The gap between the material body and the psychological one, which we all too often take for granted, is one of the underlying themes of Hiro’s exhibition.
David Rios Ferreira and Denae Shanidiin join forces to bring awareness to the plight of Indigenous women and girls, and LGBTQ+ individuals.
Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
Memes depicting a sinister, all-powerful Joe Biden alter ego are sweeping the internet, and the Democratic establishment is loving it.